bm|t beteiligungsmanagement thüringen gmbh announced today that it has become shareholder of JENOPTIK AG by acquiring 11% of the company’s share capital through Thüringer Industriebeteiligungs-GmbH & Co. KG (TIB). The shares were acquired from ECE Industriebeteiligungen GmbH, which is invested in JENOPTIK AG since 2007. While retaining a 14.01% stake, ECE Industriebeteiligungen GmbH remains the biggest single shareholder of JENOPTIK AG and continues to be long-term invested.
This investment complements the broad-based portfolio of shareholdings of bm|t. „We believe JENOPTIK has excellent growth prospects both in national and international markets driven by its outstanding innovation and product quality as well as solid market position”, Dr. Guido Bohnenkamp, managing director of bm|t stated.
„ECE welcomes bm|t as a strong partner that supports the profit-oriented growth strategy of JENOPTIK AG. We are very satisfied with the progress made so far and aim to further develop JENOPTIK’s core businesses together with the management team to create a leading optoelectronics player” explained Rudolf Humer, chairman of the advisory board of ECE-group and chairman of the supervisory board of JENOPTIK AG.
JENOPTIK is an integrated optoelectronics group created in 1991. With approx. 3,000 employees worldwide the company generated sales of €510m in 2010. In Thuringia, about 1,300 employees work for JENOPTIK at its sites in Jena and Triptis. The biggest shareholders of JENOPTIK AG are ECE Industriebeteiligungen GmbH (14.01%), TIB (11%) and ZOOM Immobilien GmbH (4.84%); 70.14% remain free float.
bm|t beteiligungsmanagement thüringen gmbh, Erfurt, is a subsidiary of Thüringer Aufbaubank. bm|t serves as a management company for six investment funds with a total capital of approx. €230m. At present, bm|t’s portfolio consists of more than 40 companies based in Thuringia.
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